Looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot summer day? Look no further than our delicious recipe for fresh lime water! Made with limes, cucumbers and fresh mint, this drink is perfect for quenching your thirst and cooling you down.
Plus, it's packed with Vitamin C, making it a a healthy drink as well. So go ahead, make a pitcher (or two!) of this infused water recipe to enjoy all summer long.
This delicious recipe for fresh lime water made with limes, cucumbers and fresh mint is the perfect way to stay hydrated and refreshed, and it's easy to make!
Simply combine water, cucumber and a few sprigs of mint in a pitcher or jar. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to infuse, then add to the fresh squeezed lime juice. This refreshing drink is sure to become a summertime favorite.
Stop by your local grocery store or farmers market and pick up some fresh mint to try my latest non-alcoholic drink. And if you want to try growing your own mint, read my post on How to Grow Mint for tips and tricks.
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What are the benefits of drinking lime water?
There are many benefits associated with drinking fresh lime water. For one, lime is a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for boosting the immune system and preventing illnesses such as the common cold.
Furthermore, the citric acid in lime can help to improve digestion and prevent stomach upsets. Additionally, lime water can help to flush out toxins from the body and promote healthy skin.
Finally, drinking fresh lime water can help to promote weight loss by increasing metabolism and suppressing appetite. Therefore, it is clear that there are numerous benefits to be gained from drinking this refreshing beverage.
What's better, lemon or lime water?
When it comes to tart and tangy citrus flavor, it's hard to beat lemon and lime. These two fruits are often used interchangeably in recipes, but they also make a refreshing and healthy addition to water. So, which is better? Lemon or lime water?
Lemon water is a popular choice for those looking to improve their health. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient that helps to boost the immune system.
Lime water is also a good source of vitamin C, but it also contains more citric acid than lemon water. This means that lime water may be more effective at cleansing the body and preventing kidney stones. Lime water is also thought to aid in digestion and help to reduce inflammation. However, because lime juice is more acidic than lemon juice, it's important to dilute it with water before drinking.
So, which is better? Lemon or lime water? Both are excellent sources of vitamin C and offer unique health benefits. Ultimately, the best choice depends on personal preference. Try experimenting with different waters until you find a flavor that you love!
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Main Ingredients Needed
Exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!
Step 1 | Combine the Ingredients
- Wash the mint and chop it finely.
- Peel the cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
- Slice one lime into circles.
Step 2 | Infuse the Herbs
- Pour the chopped mint and cucumber into a glass pitcher with water.
- Allow the mixture to infuse for 15 - 20 minutes.
Quick Tip: The longer the lime, cucumber and mint sit in the water, the stronger the flavors will be.
Step 3 | Squeeze the Limes
- Squeeze the juice from the limes into a glass.
Step 4 | How to make Lime Water
- Strain the infused mint and cucumber water through a sieve and add the water to the lime juice water.
- Add the brown sugar and taste for sweetness.
- Garnish with a few extra lime slices and mint slices.
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- You can add different fruit like strawberries, cherries, blueberries or pineapple.
- Try different herbs like fresh rosemary, basil or thyme.
- And if you wanted to try this recipe with alcohol, try vodka. Make sure you label the beverage that there's alcohol, so little ones don't get into any alcoholic beverages when serving.
- Store any leftover fresh lime water in the refrigerator.
- But keep in mind, that when you add citrus fruits to any infused water recipe, you should drink it the day you make it. The rind from any citrus can make the water bitter.
- A fun way to store leftover beverages is to freeze any leftovers in ice cube trays! Pop them out and store in a plastic bag to use the next time you prepare a fun drink.
- ¼ cup fresh mint
- 4 limes
- ½ cup peeled and chopped cucumber
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup of ice
- Wash and chop the mint leaves.
- Peel the cucumber and cut into small cubes.
- Slice one of the limes and set aside to use as a garnish.
- Add the cucumber and mint leaves to the 2 cups of water in a pitcher. Allow to infuse for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, squeeze the other 3 limes into another pitcher.
- Strain the infused mint-cucumber water mixture through a sieve. Add the water to the lime juice pitcher.
- Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Pour into two glasses over ice cubes.
- Garnish with fresh lime slices and fresh mint leaves.
You can use any type of sweetener you prefer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.